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Champaign County department for obtaining vital records dating back to 1878 for birth, 1833 for marriage, and 1878 for death.
[Located in Category: Champaign County Resources]
The Champaign County GenWeb site has many Champaign County resources including documents and web links. The topics include: history, maps, townships, churches, residents, military records, cemeteries, Champaign County books, schools, and other resources.
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The Champaign County Historical Archives is located on the second floor of the Urbana Free Library; Urbana, Illinois and the research site for CCGS.
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Rootsweb Champaign County Message Board
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Champaign County death certificates are indexed in this FamilySearch database titled, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947".
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Champaign County death records may be found in this index to Illinois death records from 1916 to 1950.
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This is an excellent resource for Champaign County information.
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HPNL is a library at the University of Illinois and has current and historical newspapers. Their holdings consist of over 100,000 reels of microfilmed newspapers. Use the "UIUC Library Newspaper Database" to find newspapers held at UIUC. The formats in the database include print, microfilm, and online.
[Located in Category: Champaign County Resources]
The website is for all counties in Illinois, but is a valuable resource for Champaign County. Look for the Champaign County link for data on over 100 cemeteries and approximately 19,000 headstone photos.
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Titles Available: Daily Illini 1874-1975 & Urbana Daily Courier 1903-1935
[Located in Category: Champaign County Resources]
The Champaign County Historical Archives index to Urbana municipal government documents and Champaign County history and genealogy.
[Located in Category: Champaign County Resources]
Graveyards.com has lists and maps of cemeteries in Illinois. This link is directly to the Champaign County map.
[Located in Category: Champaign County Resources]
A Standard history of Champaign County Illinois : an authentic narrative of the past, with particular attention to the modern era in the commercial, industrial, civic and social development : a chronicle of the people, with family lineage and memoirs. Volume 1 (1918) on the Internet Archive website.
[Located in Category: Champaign County Books]
A Standard history of Champaign County Illinois : an authentic narrative of the past, with particular attention to the modern era in the commercial, industrial, civic and social development : a chronicle of the people, with family lineage and memoirs. Volume 2 (1918) on the Internet Archive website.
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The book contains portions of the Historical encyclopedia of Illinois (volume 1) and the full History of Champaign County (volume 2). This link takes you to the start of volume 2 (Page 134/628) which is the start of History of Champaign County on the Internet Archive website. To view the full Historical encyclopedia of Illinois use the webpage link: https://archive.org/stream/historicalencyclv1bate#page/n7/mode/2up
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Portrait and biographical album of Champaign County, Ill. : containing full page portraits and biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens of the county, together with portraits and biographies of all the governors of Illinois, and of the presidents of the United States (1887) on the Internet Archive website.
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The biographical record of Champaign County Ill. (1900) on the Internet Archive website.
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In addition to the papers and artifacts on Abraham Lincoln, the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library (ALPL) is a valuable resource for genealogists. Their collection includes manuscripts, newspapers, oral histories, books, pamphlets, maps, and periodicals.
[Located in Category: State Resources]
Some of the databases include: Databases of Illinois Veterans; Illinois Statewide Death Index (1916-1950); Illinois Statewide Death Index, Pre-1916; and Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900.
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A listing of Illinois genealogy societies on the Illinois State Genealogical Society (ISGS) website.
[Located in Category: State Resources]
Historical encyclopedia of Illinois (volume 1) is edited by Newton Bateman and Paul Selby and published in 1905. The book is available on the Internet Archive website.
[Located in Category: State Resources]
The Illinois Digital Archives (IDA) is a repository for the digital collections of the Illinois State Library as well as other libraries and cultural institutions in the State of Illinois. The collection includes: photographs, histories, letters, IL government documents, postcards, posters, newspapers, maps, etc.
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From the Illinois GenWeb page, county projects can be accessed or state special projects.
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The Illinois Harvest project is digitizing collections of the University of Illinois Library at Urbana-Champaign relating to Illinois history, culture, and natural resources. Also, the Illinois Harvest project is indexing collections held by other libraries in Illinois and throughout the nation about Illinois history, culture, and natural resources.
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The Illinois History Project is a special project of ILGenWeb.
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The Illinois Newspaper Project (INP) team inventoried newspaper collections and created a database of all newspapers discovered. Search the INP database to find newspapers publications and the published dates.
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Illinois State Archives is the depository of public records of Illinois state and local governmental agencies which possess permanent administrative, legal, or historical research values in the Norton Building. In addition to the State Archives, there are seven regional depositories located on state university campuses throughout Illinois with local government holdings.
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The mission of ISGS is to provide leadership, education, and support in promoting genealogy and the ancestral heritage of Illinois.
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A comprehensive, categorized & cross-referenced list of links that point you to genealogical research sites online.
[Located in Category: General Genealogy Resources]
Elizabeth Shown Mills' book Evidence Explained is the focus of this website. To learn more about citing your genealogy sources, review the QuickLessons and the Sample QuickCheck Models.
[Located in Category: General Genealogy Resources]
The Newberry Library provides an interactive map, county chronologies, and other resources to learn how county boundaries in the United States formed and changed.
[Located in Category: Maps]
The Atlas was originally published in the 1930s. The maps have been georeferenced to be used in an interactive map and allows the historic maps to be viewed in a new environment. A few examples of the available maps are transportation, political, settlement, and military.
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David Rumsey is a private collector of maps and is digitizing his collection of maps to be viewed free-or-charge by users.
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The maps for the years identified show the county boundary changes and newly created counties in Illinois.
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The Digital Public Library of America is making records available for public use. Types of records include photographs, books, sounds, manuscripts, and more from libraries, archives, and museums in the United States.
[Located in Category: Digital Libraries]
A partnership of institutions and libraries who are preserving and sharing digital books and journals.
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The Internet Archive is a digital library. Some features include the "Wayback Machine" which has archived versions of websites. The "Texts" section includes historical texts, academic books, and etc. Plus many more features and data.
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All previously recorded videos providing instructions on Ancestry.com and their databases are located on YouTube. To participant in new and live presentations visit http://www.livestream.com/ancestry to RSVP for upcoming events.
[Located in Category: Webinars/Educational Resources]
There are a number of videos, ranging from a few minutes to hour-long presentations on a variety of genealogical subjects.
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All live webinars are free on a variety of genealogy topics but require registration. Recordings of live webinars are available for free for 7 days after the live event.
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The Southern California Genealogical Society offers free webinars twice a month (the first Saturday and third Wednesday). The webinars are one-hour long and are presented by professional genealogical speakers and expert lecturers.
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The blog posts highlight collections on ancestry.com and links past and present.
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Dick Eastman blogs daily to share genealogy news and technology for the genealogist. The EOGN provides helpful tips, resources, and insights that might help you find your next big discovery. This blog is a must read.
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The FamilySearch blog posts consist of new records and images added, new changes to the FamilySearch website, and other news and events.
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Randy Seaver is a prolific blogger who blogs about genealogy research tips and techniques.
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Read a new tip each day that provides a new look at a record or a research suggestion.
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James Tanner blogs about genealogy resources and provides tips for the FamilySearch website.
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Harold Henderson blogs about the genealogy and family history in Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Wisconsin, and Michigan.
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Judy Russell is the Legal Genealogist. She is a genealogist with a law degree and writes about genealogy with a legal perspective. Her blog is fascinating, educational, and one to follow.
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A weekly family history radio show that is available as a podcast. The show includes genealogy news, interviews, and preservation techniques.
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The monthly podcasts include interviews, genealogy news, records and resources.
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Lisa Louise Cook presents 30-45 minute episodes with genealogy new, tips, and resources.
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The Genealogy Guys, George G. Morgan and Drew Smith explain their podcast as, "... an hour-long program featuring genealogical news, conference and product announcements, interviews with some of the best-known members of the international genealogical community, book reviews, and at least two primary topics relating to genealogical research and methodology. We respond to listeners who e-mail us with questions and brick walls, and we share suggestions and resources with our entire audience. Most of all, we have fun and share our personal experiences, stories, and lighthearted banter."
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